Olympique Lyon player Dzsenifer Marozsán has been recently diagnosed with pulmonary embolism Index reports. The successful Hungarian-born football player shared the news with her fans on her Facebook page on 19 July.
In the post, she writes that she already feels better considering the circumstances, and the doctors in Lyon are taking medically very good care of her.
“But of course for the next coming weeks I will not be able to practice with the team. But the people who know me are aware that I am a fighter and I will come back even stronger as before.”
Daily News Hungary wishes for a speedy recovery.
Dzsenifer Marozsán was born in Budapest, Hungary on 18 April 1992. She was four years old when her father moved to Germany, and by 1996, she was playing for German FC Saarbrücken.
In fact, in 2007 (at the age of 14), Marozsán became the youngest player to play in the German Bundesliga when she made her debut for 1. FC Saarbrücken. Marozsán also holds the record as the Bundesliga’s youngest goal scorer at 15.
Currently, she is playing professionally for Olympique Lyon in France, and she also captains the German national team.
What might be considered her biggest accomplishment so far happened at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, when Marozsán led the Germany team to its first-ever Olympic gold medal in football.
It happened four decades after the East German men won in 1976.
During an interview with Index, Marozsán said:
„To me, football never meant that I want to win everything. It does not mean that now either. I just love it, and I like to play.”
In 2015, her cross to Mandy Islacker in stoppage time resulted in a UEFA Women’s Champions League win for 1. FFC Frankfurt. She scored the game-winning goal during the UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 semi-final against Sweden ultimately helping Germany win the title.
Featured image: Facebook.com/dzseni.marozsan (Maya Mans photography)